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Poster: scotch_glass Date: Jul 18, 2011 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Desert Island Dead

Blair Jackson's latest blog post inspired this thread....

http://www.dead.net/features/blairs-golden-road-blog/blair-s-golden-road-blog-desert-island-dead

...while I'm sure this has been discussed in this forum before, I thought now it would be a good time for people to remember what this forum is about and start talking about what brought us here and now what drama has developed from internet bickering and name calling.

Here are mine, in no particular order:

1. 1/20/68
2. Road Trips Vol. 3 No. 3
3. 2/13/70
4. 2/14/70
5. Dicks Picks 8
6. Live Dead
7. 8/27/72
8. 12/18/73
9. Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions
10. American Beauty
11. Dicks Picks 16
12. A late era show that I have never listened to before.

Let's see those lists!!!

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Poster: rap56 Date: Jul 19, 2011 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Desert Island Dead

A State of Constant Flux...I'm in harmony with the 15 shows stacked on my MP3 player today but i would take any show over none at all.

8-27-72 Venetta OR
5-5-77 New Haven CT
9-3-77 Englishtown NJ
1-8-79 NY NY - popped my cherry show
12-11-79 KC KS
3-30-80 Passaic NJ - miss you Belushi!
3-9-81 NY NY
5/6/81 Uniondale NY
7-4-81 Manor Downs TX
4-3-82 Norfolk VA
10/9 or 10/10/82 Palo Alto CA
5-13-83 Berkeley CA
9-2-83 Boise ID
6-30-84 Indianaplois IN
6-14-85 Berkeley CA

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Jul 18, 2011 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Desert Island Dead

I posted on there, though my list will vary a bit here. I must add a few...

DP 4
DP 5
DP 8
DP 10
DP 14
DP 15
DP 16
DP 18
DP 23
DP 32
DP 36
1984-03-31
1972-10-18
1989-07-(17-19)
1990-03-22


Its hard for me because i care more about the performance of a particular song than the show as a whole. So there are many greats that I would miss out on. Very good blog though!

This post was modified by wisconsindead on 2011-07-18 23:31:01

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jul 18, 2011 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Desert Island Dead

In chronological order, here are my lucky 15. These are not my "15 best shows" - the 100 best shows are all from before 1976. If I was stuck on a desert island though, variety is more important than pure quality:

1. 2/14/68
2. 11/8/69
3. 5/2/70
4. 4/29/71
5. 8/27/72
6. 12/2/73
7. 6/26/74
8. 8/13/75
9. 5/4/77
10. 8/1/82
11. 6/30/85
12. 10/16/89
13. 3/29/90
14. 10/31/91
15. 10/5/94

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Jul 19, 2011 12:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Desert Island Dead

I'm so very partial to the One from the Vault release. Crickets and All!

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Poster: reviewr Date: Jul 18, 2011 8:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Desert Island Dead

I've been wanting to post this topic for some time, but haven't had a chance to get my thoughts together properly. I want to keep the list to 10 (a real challenge) - still need to think some things through.

For now:
1/22/68
6/24/70
5/26/72
11/11/73
6/23/74
9/28/75
10/14/94

Need something from '69, but which one? Need something from '77 or '78, but which one? Hard to limit '72 to just one (No DS on 5/26). Also, hard to keep '73 to just one. Some more from '74 would be nice. I like '89 - '90 a lot. Lots more in '70 to like. Some real good ones in '79.

I first got into the band in the ealy '80s, so there is some nostalgic value there for me (8/28/81?).

Good Grief!

I'll get back to this later.

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Poster: Dead Surfer Date: Jul 18, 2011 5:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Desert Island Dead

10-10-82 Frost
6-13-87 Ventura
6-10-90 Cal Expo